Freida (my sewing machine) must be really really upset with me now. She's been giving me the cold shoulder...I've noticed that when I've passed her on my way to the laundry room, she hasn't been calling my name.
And yes, it's because I've been having a good time with more beads, and this time with beaded serving wear.
These are a part of handmade holidays, for three different families. I actually saw beaded serving wear at the last craft show I went to. The wrapping technique I used, of course, is not as intricate as the ones I saw, where the artisan used several layers of beads. But I just love how it just makes the piece pop!
Here's one I wrapped randomly with pearl seed beads for a family friend...
A more modern design going to a young couple...
And a super fun set for a couple with beads that match their entertaining space. This was made using two layers of wrapping.
I'm going to admit now that I am finding myself thinking of different looping techniques or different types of beads right before I go to bed at night. In fact, at Mass today, I kept staring at other women's necklaces and earrings, wondering how they were made. And those beading books from the library? I've renewed them twice.
Crafter's Obsession. I have it. Again. Sort of like how the world stopped when I got my first sewing machine. Or when I had to be pulled out from the depths of yarn when I was learning to knit. Or, by golly, just as how Hubby had to remind me to sleep when I started bag-making.
But what's a girl to do, but feed the need? Because there is just something so magical about making something big from little things, of dreaming up combinations of colors and textures, and of seeing something completed knowing it came from your own hands.
Hopefully, Freida will forgive me.